/tʃeɪs / (say chays)

verb (chased, chasing)
verb (t)
1. to pursue in order to seize, overtake, etc.
2. (in sport) to attempt to equal or better (an opponent's score): the Australians were chasing the Poms' first innings score of 401.
3. to pursue with intent to capture or kill, as game; hunt.
4. to drive by pursuing.
verb (i)
5. Colloquial to run or hasten.
6. the act of chasing; pursuit.
7. an object of pursuit; a thing chased.
8. the occupation or sport of hunting.
9. British an unenclosed tract of privately owned land reserved for animals to be hunted.
10. a flora and fauna reserve.
11. the right of keeping game or of hunting on the land of others.
12. a steeplechase.
13. chase after, to follow in pursuit: to chase after someone.
14. chase away, to chase (someone) so as to cause them to run away.
15. chase back,
a. Cycle Racing to gain ground on a cyclist who has broken away from the peloton.
b. Football to move to catch up with an opponent after a turnaround.
16. chase off, to chase (someone) so as to cause them to leave a position or location.
17. chase up,
a. to stimulate to action: I'll have to chase her up on that.
b. to locate or find: I'll chase up some help.
18. cut to the chase, to address the most important issue immediately, without preliminary small talk; get to the point.
{Middle English chace(n), from Old French chacier, from Latin captiāre seize. See catch}
[c]/tʃeɪs / (say chays)

1. a rectangular iron frame in which composed type, etc., is secured or locked, for printing or plate-making.
2. Also, chasing. a groove, furrow, or trench; a lengthened hollow.
3. Gunnery the part of a cannon in front of the trunnions.
verb (t) (chased, chasing)
4. to groove or indent, so as to make into a screw.
5. to cut in making a screw thread.
{French châsse reliquary, shrine, spectacle frame, from Latin capsa box}
/tʃeɪs / (say chays)

verb (t) (chased, chasing)
to ornament (metal) by engraving or embossing.
{aphetic variant of enchase}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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